PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY
Friday. 12.16.11 12:56 am
Look both ways before going through an intersection, EVEN if your light is green.
My mom and I were driving home from the gym yesterday. It was an intense workout; I was glad to be headed home. We were stopped at an intersection of a main road (Cherry Rd.) and a not-so-main road (Constitution Rd, maybe?) ANYWAY. We were stopped at a red light. We chatted while we waited. I always watch the lights perpendicular to mine to see when they turn from green to yellow to red. I noticed it turned red, and our light turned green for us to go. We even got a left turn green arrow.
Halfway through the intersection (note, it's not even that big of an intersection) I look over to my mom, and I see it. I immediately scream "MOM LOOK OUT THERE'S A TRUCK." She looks over and witnesses the giant 18-wheeler not even six feet away. She puts her hands out in front of her side (as if her hands were going to stop the truck) as (I assume) she stepped on the gas to speed up out of the way.
I realize that big trucks can't usually stop right away at a stop light, but this truck had plenty of time to stop. What's worse is that not only would my mother (and I, possibly) have died, but it would've been considered a 50/50 fault: the truck for not stopping, and my mom for "not looking before going."
Please please please drive safely. I am not the safest driver, but it's experiences like this that make you reconsider driving over the speed limit and being a little late for something.
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